Cadillac's Dark Knight Rises: Meet the CT6
With its deep attention to detail, this long, svelte, powerful car marks the beginning of Cadillac’s new assault on the German incumbents
Wall Street Journal
The new Cadillac CT6 sedan is darkly handsome, swift and sophisticated, efficient and very cleverly built. But to fully appreciate it, we are going to have to go deep nerd.
Sit in the driver’s seat of any left-hand drive car and you will see the left roof support, known as the A pillar. Typically these are padded with molded urethane and cloth, though in the case of the CT6 3.0TT Platinum edition test car ($88,460) it was upholstered in a faux buckskin suede. Very nice.
This is the first decent-looking long black car made in America in a very long time. There’s power in the silhouette, Jungian urges and wicked thoughts. The low, louche hood flies into the deeply raked windshield almost seamlessly. The Cadillac escutcheon, now modernized and free of laurels, is centered in the full-frame grille, and it never looked better.
road holding and driving dynamics, the CT6 is light on its feet, stiff and stable. The Platinium edition comes with marquee tech such as the rear-biased all-wheel-drive, a rear-wheel steering system and magnetic dampers, all managed by the multimode dynamics system.
The last big step up comes with cabin amenities, materials and design. These have been any Cadillac’s downfall. But the CT6 brings fresh eyes. The bill of materials includes fine-handed leathers, crisp high-res displays, much better switchgear and premium wood and metal plating, all molded into a taut sculpture. If this is Cadillac’s opening bid against the German incumbents in cabin design, it’s got my attention and respect.
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